The conference ended at 2pm today, so I decided to change out of my suit, and into some linen shorts, half shirt and flip/flops, and went to the world famous San Diego Zoo. What a beautiful place. I won't bother writing too much about the Zoo except that it differs from other Zoo's in that in provides animals with their native habitats, and strives to preserve not just wild life, but also plant life. There are over 100k species of plants over here.
I only had 3 hours, so I took the 32$ value package, which allows me to hop on the tour bus, and take the 45 minute tour of the Zoo, which is 18 acres large. This is a good way to get a quick overview of the attractions, and make note of the things you want to see more closely. For me, that was mainly the Great Panda Bears (and their new born baby), the Giraffe's, the Oliphants, and the Rhino's… After the tour, I took the express buses and walked to the different targets, snapping away with my camera.
Got tired after a while, and had seen what I wanted to see within 2 hours. At 6pm, stopped for a Sam Adams, and then headed over to San Diego airport.
San Diego airport has got to be the most boring airport I've had the opportunity to lounge in in the US. It's even worse than San Jose's (which at least has a starbux and free wifi). This airport has a dodgy Sub fast food (not Subway's but somethin' else), and NO WIFI AT ALL. As a result, I'm typing this up in MS OneNote.
In any case, I'm now on vacation again… and we're off to camp in San Mateo county the next few days… so no updates for a bit. Hopefully, when we hike Redwood Memorial Park this weekend, it won't be to our deaths !!!!